What Can You Put in a Skip Bin?

What Can You Put in a Skip Bin?

Not too long ago, I wrote a detailed article on what you can put in a green bin. Today, we take a look at what you can and cannot put in a skip bin. Contrary to popular belief, you cannot put anything in a skip bin. Some people assume you can put everything but tyres in skip bins, but they too would be wrong.

Skip bins are so popular due to their convenience and efficiency in removing large volumes of waste and varied waste types. Still, there are strict regulations on what waste types are permitted.

If you’re looking to hire a skip bin in Brisbane any time soon, then it will pay to have a clear understanding of what you can put in them, and what you certainly cannot. Failure to adhere to skip bin waste regulations could result in additional fees or your waste not being collected at all.

Things you CAN put in a skip bin

As mentioned, what you can put in a skip bin will vary depending on which Brisbane skip bin provider you choose. It will also vary based on the type of skip bin. Due to this, I will provide a generalised list and a list specific to 4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins.

Typically, standard skip bins will accept all types of building materials, including tiles, concrete, timber, carpet, etc. They will also take all household waste and green waste.

4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ skip bins are not standard. Therefore, our permitted waste is quite different. We ONLY accept household waste, including white goods, appliances, electronics, furniture, toys, gym and sporting equipment, mattresses and small renovation material such as baths, showers, vanities etc.

We also accept green waste in our skip bins. Permitted green waste includes branches, palm fronts, stumps and logs (no larger than 15cm in diameter), lawn clippings, and food and vegetable scraps.

It is important also to note that our skip bins have a weight allowance, as do most standard skip bins.

Things you CANNOT put in a skip bin

There are certain waste types which are prohibited from all skip bins. Such waste types include hazardous materials, asbestos, gas bottles, insulation material of any kind, and liquids (oils, paint, chemicals).

4 Waste Walk-In Skip Bins’ skip bins have additional restrictions, which in addition to the waste mentioned above, prohibit the following: bulk paper (newspapers, office paper, junk mail), woodchips, mulch, soil, carpet, carpet underlay, bulk rubber, glass, mirrors, concrete, tiles, bricks, and fluorescent tubes.

It’s important to check with your provider what is prohibited. Failer to adhere to the regulations can result in the skip bin being emptied on your property and not taken away for collection.

Conclusion

Skip bins in Brisbane are one of the most popular rubbish removal solutions due to their convenience and efficiency. However, it pays to know that not all types of waste are accepted. There are strict regulations on what waste is permitted and prohibited, and this will vary depending on the skip bin provider.

If you have questions about whether a specific item or waste type is permitted in our skip bins, head to our website. Our Skin Bin Allowance page lists the permitted and prohibited items. If the item/waste isn’t listed and you still have concerns, simply call our friendly staff to make sure.

When you’re ready to order a skip bin in Brisbane, we hope 4 Waste Walk-In Skips is your first call. Our unique walk-in design makes loading the skip a piece of cake, and our prices are very competitive. Call 07 3343 3030 today or order your skip bin online using the form below.



*Please Note: Prices mentioned in this article may not be accurite at the time of publishing or viewing and will not be honoured. For current pricing, always refer to the prices quoted when ordering.

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Green Waste Rules: No logs, stumps, palm Logs, whole trees, mulched trees, golden cane trunks, soil, or turf. Branches must be under 13cm in diameter. All green waste must stay under the top rail of the Skip Bin, with nothing poking up.

General Waste Rules: No rocks, bricks, tiles, concrete, pavers, hard wood, paint, chemicals, tyres, carpet,mattress, soil, dirt, sand or hard fill. All general waste must stay under the top rail of the skip bin, with nothing poking up.